Game Theory: Did Reddit Just SOLVE FNAF?
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You may be thinking, "Hey MatPat, don't we already know everything about Crying Child?" No, Theorists, we do NOT and you proved it! "Crying Child" is what we've referred to the victim of the Bite of '83 as since the beginning but that child has a name! A name I have figured out! This is one of the oldest mysteries of the franchise and I am sure that we've cracked it wide open! Theorists, no FNAF mystery will go unsolved as long as I am on the case.
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  • EvanTubeGaming

    guess im the crying child guys

    • Top Knotch
      Top Knotch

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood

      if anyone remembered the bite of 83 FAN animation they didnt contain the voice lines of the accual fnaf actors also they didnt sound british

    • Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood

      @Jasmin Batajoy no that was never a name confirmed by scot that was the name of fans also gacha steros deciding to give him a name simular to c.c. scot never said his name was cgris. end of story

    • Sleepy Eliza
      Sleepy Eliza

      who u?

  • Leg3nd1603

    no one talking about how the aspitipy parody works...? like... it REALLY does work

  • 《 kawaii weirdo 》
    《 kawaii weirdo 》

    When to watch this: When your washing dishes At 3am when u cant sleep Long car rides

  • The Iron Bear
    The Iron Bear

    So this is a mini theory for you on why mangle might make static noises, and generally a bit on how these bots function. So my idea is what if the bots feel pain, because mangle has definitely gone through something that would be painful. If the bots feel pain, mangle, if we believe actually is a take apart put back together attraction by the time we start fnaf 2, mangle might just be insane due to pain or stress or both. The static noise is just pure insanity that isn't really words. While I was researching the mangle idea I came up with another one, bad enough damage to the head can cause insanity, or stress, which can lead to insanity. Essentially my idea is, I don't believe in it much, that the character we play in fnaf 4 is insane. Doing that every night is probably stressfull, not to mention an awful head injury. The characters we play could be insane, its why we don't die too.

  • Ei Gaming
    Ei Gaming

    Maybe what is the box is a birth certificate and it has the name of the crying Child also known as Evan.

  • Reece Hoyt
    Reece Hoyt

    how did Michael become a robot because I thought the crying child was the robot

  • sly Salamander
    sly Salamander

    What if in the books Charlie’s brother what if he was like physic Fred bear?

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter

    1234 sister location pizza simulator and vr help wanted this feels like and looks like a hint to which i know very little if anything about it seems to me good old vanny is the on the verge of a fifth slash lol???

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter

    in the mind of a person who is constantly in darkness those tally marks are actually the number of guards

  • sly Salamander
    sly Salamander

    The ending of the fourth closet made me sad but I might reread them to find something

  • Derek Arenas
    Derek Arenas

    But if in the book he never died then crying child didn`t experienced coma and you`re telling that the child is relatively another crying child or the same one making Evan Afton the murderer of the series and maybe he based itself on his brothers name to put to the "real Jake" would be Foxy bro and Jake would be Crying child and Evan Afton would be the main killer of the franchise and Michael would be Evan Afton`s brother that has not been told to us.

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter

    OPEN THE CUPBOARD JAAAAKE...... me !!!SHUT UP!!!! ya damn carpentry re opens laptop

  • •Strawberry Hxlo•
    •Strawberry Hxlo•

    Only the Gacha community would know crying child's name as Chris.

  • katelyn gamer
    katelyn gamer

    C.C. is Christopher, Chris Afton. its on google

  • Spookyskanda

    one of the bears is an EVANgelist

  • Dylan Valdez
    Dylan Valdez

    The amount of time the lore is taking is what killed the game

  • Late Gamer
    Late Gamer

    i got a film thoery: is coco and the book of life the same

  • Ivy Leaf
    Ivy Leaf

    You should check out the gacha life / club things about fnaf (They call the crying child c.c or chis tho)

  • Philip Brice
    Philip Brice

    if evan is the crying child how is jakes dad evan

  • BigMilkers223

    I found some older fnaf books at my school's library :D

  • Lennert Joostens
    Lennert Joostens

    cant you find something with the name eva XD

  • Demonic Toy Chica
    Demonic Toy Chica

    Nobody: MatPat:GOLDEN FREDDY=CASSIDY=Crying CHILD Me:Fredbear=Crying Child

  • Jacob South
    Jacob South

    Being named Jacob this intro was terrifying

  • Hoblgof

    Me reading this as my name Andrew with a friend named Evan 😬😳😱

  • PiercingDagger

    I thought it was the bite of 87

  • Jake Sanson
    Jake Sanson

    man i just wanted to watch a game theory and the first thing i hear is him calling out my name

  • Enn_trap 666
    Enn_trap 666

    Sounding like pennywise in the beginning of the video

  • Pepsi man
    Pepsi man

    I think Evan is the name of C.C/BV

  • Roblox Cuty
    Roblox Cuty

    His name is Christopher

  • RadCat Studios
    RadCat Studios

    1:50 The new security breach trailer be like:

  • Gavin Aikens
    Gavin Aikens

    Take a shot every time the fnaf lore is missing a piece

  • 小天使小魔鬼

    my ex ruined the name evan for me OUT OF ALL THE NAMES ITS EVAN

  • JJ Elson
    JJ Elson

    Doesn't make sense though, the crying child is Evan, but is the father to Jacob, but possible brother to Michael Afton, how would he be the crying child if he died in the book?

  • Katie Krok
    Katie Krok

    there’s ghosts, lore, and bloodstains in a children’s workbook....what

  • Abigail Vaughan
    Abigail Vaughan

    The crying child’s name is Chris afton

  • JoyousPotato

    Why does MatPat sound like a scary Chris Griffin in the intro? Just me?

  • Annie Rankine
    Annie Rankine

    You don't know 'the crying child's name?' I thought it was chris afton. William aftons youngest son?

  • Foxy The Toast
    Foxy The Toast

    You know how we most likely play as Micheal, if that’s true why do we get attacked when we are NOT William Afton or is it because we look like him?

  • Jordan the Crazy
    Jordan the Crazy

    is andiematronic’s theory connected to your theory?

  • ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂
    ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂

    Thoughts on the new fnaf trailer MatPat 🤨🎤

  • Milos Macanovic
    Milos Macanovic

    I think crieng childs name is EVAN...this isnt the end off the coment next video ill tell the rest

  • gacha midget
    gacha midget

    I'm sorry crying child the gacha community will no longer be calling you Chris you are now Evan

  • Zero Oceanic
    Zero Oceanic

    Some people on rhe fandom call the crying child Chris. But for some reason for me Evan feels a little off, why would Scott give a "hint" on something that is 6 years old! It doesin't feel right to me. But i'm good with Evan..... for now

  • NinjaMetal

    I now share a name with a FNaF charcter. Cool

  • Kawaii Chan
    Kawaii Chan

    My theory, based upon what you discover in FNAF AR, is that Vanessa is fighting for control of her own mind. As was suggested by Mat Pat, but I came to this conclusion long before he made his theory. But this gameplay trailer solidified it. The person talking in the beginning and the man yelling are William Afton. Why do I know this? I analyzed the voice and compared it to the voice you hear from the FNAF VR minigame. It's the SAME VA! Therefore there will be times she is in control and genuinely wants to help us, but I think Afton will slowly win as she dawns the suit. Showing her full body committance and that she is now fully in his control. I think one of her acts of defiance will be giving Gregory the wrist watch seen in the trailer. Because it has access to cameras in the multiplex, a map, an inventory, and logs. The only way he would have access to this information is if SHE or FREDDY gave it to him. Another thing that suggested a shift in her personality? One, she has the purple nail polish, and secondly... As she watched Gregory from outside the glass elevator her neck twitches subtly. Her lips were partially opened in shock before the neck twitch, but then her body subtly becomes more trained on Gregory after the neck twitch. And when she says they have to get him "Out by morning" it is my thought that either they are going to lose control of their own body to William by that time or she is trying to lure him out by that time. I think there is a clear distinction between "Vanny" and "Vanessa". Vanny seems like a nickname, less formal and playful. While Vanessa is a real name. I think Vanessa is the real her while "Vanny" is a combo of "Bunny" and "Vanessa". Something William came up with. A new name for a new killer. I think we are going to either save her and ourselves by the end of the night or at least try to. But I think William is due to return as a nightmare animatronic. Due to the ending with the hand in purple lighting or Vanessa gets stuffed. Either way it is the rebirth of a killer.

  • Mr.C Cool
    Mr.C Cool

    It could be either Evan or Jake I mean there are similarities but it also could be neither and Scott was just like you said throwing is a bunch of information

  • Chloe Duncan
    Chloe Duncan

    Confirmed: MatPat is a lore troll at times.

  • the bunny gamer
    the bunny gamer

    according to the thumbnails of these videos alone, we miss a lot of things in fnaf

  • Riley Cortes
    Riley Cortes

    1:50 his name is evan

  • KodaSoda

    I dont know if matpat has talked about this, or if its just not important, but i'll say it anyway. In the trailer for sister location, you can hear a little girl whispering and mumbling. Its hard to her what she saying. Maybe you have to mess around with the audio? But i all i could understand was 'Don't do what he says' Another thing is, the girl doesn't sound like baby, or ballora, or any character. Its most likely elizabeth. I don't think this will have abig impact on the loar, just something i noticed.

  • Martina Ahrens
    Martina Ahrens

    Cry cheid = Chris afton

  • Nytro Pro
    Nytro Pro

    I think that security breach is a before anything happened like the bites and that the name of the crying child could be Gregory because in one of the shots you see to lines on his shirt... I know it is a bit of a stretch but could very well be possible

    • Nytro Pro
      Nytro Pro

      If you are going to do a video on the security breach I think you could put this theory in and say if this is possible or not thank you mat I would appreciate this I’m not a theorist but I might be if this is presented

  • Reagan’s Gacha 118
    Reagan’s Gacha 118

    I think the tally marks represent how many nights Mike was able to survive

  • Paula Ruelas
    Paula Ruelas

    I'm really mad at this point

  • Paula Ruelas
    Paula Ruelas

    I can't believe no one has figured out the name yet

  • LizzyPlaysMiniDog

    Thats my little brothers name, i got a chill down my spine hearing that

  • Cyrocyincal

    5 years

  • Enid Animates
    Enid Animates

    I have the activity book, my brother got it for me. A few days ago I was bored and looked through it again. I saw the tally’s and wondered, ‘Where do those fit in the lore? Or are they already part of it?’ But now I’m wondering another thing, on page 18-19 there are tally’s and puppet is watching from under the desk, so who are they? Why do they come in with the tally? What do they have to do with it? Or is it a coincidence? Also Matt, I’m kinda convinced that he COULD be the crying child, but in a different form. _Undead_ like his brother, could Cassidy be (forgot his name ;-;) cancer kids mother? How are they related? But loving the FNAF series anyways. Edit: Cassidy also asks, ‘Do you have dreams?’ With a photo of nightmare Freddy. I’ve forgotten if he’s canon or not but if he is, is Cassidy _inside_ it? Either when he’s asleep or awake. I forgot if this has been covered, but I’m just going a tad insane aswell. At the end of the book we see nightmare Chica, is this after the fire? Did Chica ever escape? What does she have to do with Mike, Cassidy and Evan? Also The tally numbers on the grid are: E E E J I. I couldn’t think of anything that could be related, to this though. Maybe initials or first names first letters of spirits? Or something else? I’m not sure, I also think I spelt Chica wrong? Also (again I know, I promise I’ll stop soon, maybe) what do the stars on the front cover have anything to do with? There’s 5, 7, 1, 4 and 2 that you can see clearly (I got two from the bottom left hand corner acting like they were whole), This was the letters: E, G, A D and B. Again, no idea. Also, has anybody tried counting the blood splatters? Putting them in the 8-bit chart? What would that do? I might do that later, but for now I still have about half the video to watch. Another edit: Using E V A and N, you can get other words, Vane: like a windmill type thing, Vena: Blood vessel Nave: the church part for religious congregation. Which could *technically* all be based around the crying child. There could be a vane involved (in his death, the weather is relevant and a vane can also be a spinny thingy, which would include the fan seen early on on camera in game one, or I’m actually crazy now), the vena was what could’ve been cut and the nave was his funeral, his body being laid to rest. I’m gonna start counting blood splatters on each page now, to get something? Maybe?

  • jaden yuki
    jaden yuki

    Scott slang

  • Lászlo Deák
    Lászlo Deák

    Sad Security Breach noices.

  • MMDGLaDOS Gaming
    MMDGLaDOS Gaming

    i thought the crying childs name was chris .-.

  • charlie the gamer711
    charlie the gamer711

    angry child is literally underfell

  • ruby my guy
    ruby my guy

    Im a little rusty on the fnaf lore but i think maybye security breach might be the same location as fnaf 2. It sounds absurd but there are a few similarities e.g the play area for fnaf 2 and the play area in fnaf security breach. (also theres the ballpit teaser in security breach but i dont know if the ballpit was in the fnaf 1 location ). If we figure out when security breach is set that would make even more evidence aswell

  • Tsukkihina_simp

    I’m into this I believe it

  • ass wad
    ass wad

    and they all lived Happily Evan Afton

  • tony

    Boys we are not done yet these years have paid off but we need to keep on going even if we’re 40🙎🏽

  • ZofrinFN

    9:02 that could mean that’s how many people he has killed and that might play a big part once we meet new characters.

  • Tsukkihina_simp

    I always thought it was Chris afton

  • SythChris

    who else got goosebumps

  • Gobo The Ghostie
    Gobo The Ghostie

    you should make a episode that summarizes all the up to date info on the FNAF series because there’s a lot of theories on you channel that you’ve back tracked on.

  • Ludwig

    The pages

  • Kaeden Saunders
    Kaeden Saunders

    I can only imagine how people named "Jake" would feel! 😂

  • Sammi Gutteridge
    Sammi Gutteridge

    You know at the beginning of this video of the missing children graves there is a grave at the very back

  • khang le
    khang le


  • Dum_one _kid
    Dum_one _kid

    My theory: The crying child Is no other than an Evan WHY? look at the dots in the book it is a kid named jake who has a tomer The crying child bit of 83 I thank scot is give us a clue who The crying child really is and it is Evan.

  • Nicci Cunningham
    Nicci Cunningham

    Maybe use the tally marks to convert them into letters and then put the letters into the eight bit foxy grid

  • Haha Panda
    Haha Panda

    Do a video on the new trailer

    • Mossific

      He will its just it takes a long time to make a vid

  • Dark Red link 9632
    Dark Red link 9632

    The f mat Michael and Evan that gave me child fsr

  • dasherstars


  • luka lux
    luka lux

    Evan afton inicials are EA... I wonder if he likes sports

  • halkeye20

    Mass effect indoctrination theory part still has not been released yet

  • purp

    I came here just to tell you to get out of my feed.

  • Official Henry Stickmin
    Official Henry Stickmin

    what about the theory about the joker is alive in the arkham series like how the thugs in harley's revenge say batman was carrying out clayface instead of joker and during an interview with jim gordon vicki vale asks were is jokers body and he tells some cops to get the reporters out of his sight and near the radio of the interview theres a poster for cadmus labs and how when batman gets the cure he has it in his right hand but after clayface dissolves into the lazurus pit via generator following an explosion batman is on the floor with the cure in his LEFT hand which most people in the arkham community have been theorizing that joker drank the cure and is secretly alive but if you dont believe me then heres when i break the ice litterly with the Mr Freeze fight when batman is giving freeze the final blows he has a hallucination of joker BEFORE joker dies so joker might be hiding in gotham city well and healthy without anyone knowing.

  • Red

    In one of the trailors of fnaf secrity bleach there a part where you can here a a part of bolloras music boxs and here my proof (

  • Zackery _Zebra
    Zackery _Zebra

    Dawko said that apparently the crying child is called evan. Edit:oops I just got to the part were he said it 😂

  • Ana Nasuovski
    Ana Nasuovski


    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Chris=fanmade name



  • Hizen Fodor Yeoh
    Hizen Fodor Yeoh

    In the song “we don’t bite” there is a verse where C.C said “where am I now this is not my home... ------------ He would’ve seen his house and Henry’s house so who’s house it? I feel like im over thinking it but that’s just a theory a game theory 🤨

  • Flock of Birds
    Flock of Birds

    MatPat has only seen the tip of the FNAF reddit iceberg...

  • unspeakablegame 2
    unspeakablegame 2

    Scott feeds on Matpats agony on solving fnaf

  • King of Hell
    King of Hell

    Can't get any views? No problem! *FNAF*

  • Coolguyz03

    I was falling asleep then I heard my name It freaked me out a little. Edit: Evan

  • mikel robertson
    mikel robertson

    i have an idea, using the letters my name sort the chart by the numbers of the letters

    • mikel robertson
      mikel robertson

      then come back later realising its all gibberish and i have wasted your time

  • bana133b rawr
    bana133b rawr

    i honestly prefer books over most devices because of how complex some are. my father has a lot of older books dating back to the mid 1980's and they're honestly better then some more recent ones because of the "story flow" as i like to call ot

  • Jaydon Stinks
    Jaydon Stinks

    I'm out of ideas for comments so....................... I don't know. Beef

  • WhatOkay

    I think Scott just does things that have no actual connection and then everyone somehow finds connections and he just thinks it’s a lot of fun

  • Nils Bazan
    Nils Bazan

    Matpat: oooo is that emotionally appressed child? #relatable there Me: oh dear

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  • dmrgaming

    Crazy how matpat notices when other people ignore things but not himself. Kinda weird idk

  • mister koneko
    mister koneko

    Put an I

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